ANTIMICROBIAL POTENTIAL OF EXTRACT FROM LEAVES OF KALANCHOE PINNATAAbstract
Herbal medicine refers to the use of any plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Kalanchoe pinnata is known as herbal medicine that having many special advantages. The objective of the study was to scientifically assess antimicrobial activity of 95% ethanolic, methanolic, 60% methanolic and aqueous extract of leaves from Kalanchoe pinnata on Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, and Candida albicans. It was found that 60% methanolic extract shows best result. The 60% methanolic extracts of the selected plants leaves were taken in different ratio randomly and antimicrobial tests were carried out. The most effective concentration was then determined by comparing the results of the zone of inhibition. Phytochemical screening of 60% methanolic extract was carried out and the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) was found significant activity against microorganisms. The literature survey show that this plant leaves has only antibacterial activity. But with this research it is conclude that the plant leaves not only have antibacterial activity but also antifungal activity.
Seema V. Pattewar*, Deepak N. Patil, and S. B. Dahikar
Sanjivani Institute of Pharmacy and Research, Kopargaon-423601, Maharashtra, India
09 July, 2013
23 August, 2013
17 November, 2013
01 December 2013